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    Monitors vs. TV's

    Why is it that a 17" monitor has a better display than a 27" tv? When I use my tv out from my 64mb Radeon to my JVC 27" tv the picture stinks. I have to use 800x600 resolution and it's terrible!!

    How is a tv different than a monitor?

    Thanks, Tom.

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    monitors are made with many more pixels. tv's only have about 600x800 on bigger screens and about 640x480 on old smaller screens. i dont no why
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    TVs weren't made for reading text or displaying details, but computer monitors are made for displaying such small details, like precise text. Porting games and movies to a TV using a TV out should be pretty fine, except the text will be often way too small, because it was meant to be read on a comp monitor. Another thing that scales down is the refresh rate: you can go like 120+ Hz with a monitor, while the absolute maximum on TVs is 60 Hz. This makes looking at text or non-animated pictures for long periods incredibly painful for the eyes.

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